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Governor Evers Stresses Importance of Wisconsin Infrastructure While Fixing Potholes

Governor Evers spent the afternoon in Chippewa Falls, WI with a shovel in his hand while discussing the importance of Wisconsin’s infrastructure alongside Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson. The duo is touring the state while fixing potholes to promote the governor’s proposed roads budget for 2021-2023. Evers and Thompson also made stops in Wausau and Appleton. Evers discussed repairing bridges, roads, and investing in our transportation throughout the state as local communities like Chippewa Falls need reliable infrastructure to allow people to safely get to point A to point B. “Thompson and I want to emphasize that we feel very strongly about this issue. The hard work for repairs is done by local workers, municipalities, and cities as they are responsible for this. The state has to do their job to financially [...]

Governor Evers Stresses Importance of Wisconsin Infrastructure While Fixing Potholes2021-03-31T13:51:32-05:00

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Company Nordson’s EDI- Celebrates 50 Years of Global Leadership & Innovation

Chippewa County’s Lake Wissota Business Park is now the home of Nordson EDI.  What began in 1971 with a five-person machine shop in this small city of 14,000 is now Nordson Corporation’s global EDI® brand, recognized worldwide for advanced engineering and precision workmanship in the production of flat dies for film, sheet, and coating. Nordson acquired a company-Extrusion Dies Incorporated in 2012 and spent 2019 and 2020 consolidating their three EDI operations in Chippewa Falls into an extensive new modern manufacturing facility.  In 2021, the EDI team celebrates its the 50th anniversary of the EDI business which began on February 15, 1971- the day of its founding. Nordson EDI has been a long-time supporter of the communities within the Chippewa Valley and of Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) and their mission to [...]

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Company Nordson’s EDI- Celebrates 50 Years of Global Leadership & Innovation2021-02-18T12:58:10-06:00

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Planning to Invest $22 Million into the Chippewa Falls facility

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) in Chippewa Falls, WI. announces plans to invest $22 million into their Chippewa Falls facility formerly run by supercomputing company Cray Inc. to turn it into high-performance computing center of excellence and create more jobs in the process. The computer technology company will receive $8 million in Enterprise Zone tax credits over the next five years under an incentive package approved by Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) board of directors. Under the plan approved the Chippewa Falls location would be designated as the Enterprise Zone (EZ) and continue retaining its current workforce of almost 500 high-paying jobs in Chippewa County. The company plans to establish the Chippewa Falls site and invest millions in improvements, moves that would create 30 new jobs. HPE’s renewed [...]

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Planning to Invest $22 Million into the Chippewa Falls facility2021-01-27T12:31:36-06:00

Community Foundation of Chippewa County Opens Phase II of Grants

CCEDC was notified that the Community Foundation of Chippewa County will be opening up applications for Phase II of the Northwestern Bank Mini-Grant funding starting January 13, 2021! Because of Northwestern Bank's generosity, school mini-grants (up to $300 each) are available to Chippewa County 3rd through 8th grade educators to fund innovative learning and motivational activities or service learning projects for their students. This grant will further help provide opportunities for our community to invest in our future and provide lasting resources for people in Chippewa County. Chippewa County Public and Private School educators are invited to apply who serve this age group throughout the Chippewa Valley. Priority will be given to those applicants who did not receive Northwestern Bank Mini-Grant funding during their last funding cycle. Proposals for Phase II Northwestern Bank [...]

Community Foundation of Chippewa County Opens Phase II of Grants2021-01-08T10:54:03-06:00

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation staff would like to wish you a happy holidays and a very Merry Christmas! During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have, like our partnership with you. Our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and send best wishes for the holidays and New Year. May your days be filled with peace, hope, health, and happiness this holiday season.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!2020-12-22T11:39:18-06:00

Community Donors Helping the Community Foundation

Several years ago, members of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) Board of Directors business, expansion, and retention (BEAR) program decided to visit with local companies who were committed to gaining feedback and discuss concerns on where the next generation of economic development leaders would emerge from. This BEAR program focused on how to best equip identified emerging leaders with the characteristics, ideas, knowledge, relationships, and values of economic development leadership. In turn, this answer was discovered by working with the Community Foundation of Chippewa County by establishing a fund called the “McDowell Economic Development Seedling Fund” where each year a portion of the proceeds from CCEDC’s Annual Chippewa Charity Classic Golf Tournament go to finance the mission of taking emerging leaders in the area and developing their understanding of the importance [...]

Community Donors Helping the Community Foundation2020-12-15T12:54:44-06:00

CCEDC Would Like to Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!

CCEDC would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving! During this time lets find what we are most thankful for! Our staff is thankful for all our incredible stakeholders, investors and community members that make the Chippewa Valley a place that we can be proud of. If you are celebrating Thanksgiving a bit different this year and need a few ideas while social distancing during COVID-19 check out the list below! Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Watch the 2020 National Dog Show on NBC Decorate for the season Go on a family walk or bike ride Make a Thanksgiving craft Host a virtual party Watch a fall movie Put together a Thanksgiving puzzle Read a book Light a fall candle Play a board game

CCEDC Would Like to Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!2020-11-24T12:19:13-06:00

Shop Main Street WI

Good news for all our small businesses in the Chippewa Valley and Wisconsin that offer ecommerce and shipping options – the MainStreetWI.com online retail portal is expanding statewide. The portal, launched in June for participants in WEDC’s Main Street and Connect Communities programs, will be expanded! This campaign will include additional media and social media tools and resources which will be released on November 16th, but in advance of this launch, WEDC is hoping to identify additional businesses that should be added to the site to allow Wisconsinites to shop local when they are shopping online this holiday season. Surveys show that more than 70% of consumers plan to do at least some online shopping this year, and WEDC would like to make it easier to identify and purchase goods online from local [...]

Shop Main Street WI2020-11-10T15:30:01-06:00

We’re All Innovating Contest

Innovation can come from many directions – a small business that offers new ways of dining; a precision machining shop that tweaks a new part for ventilators; or a startup that’s using software to improve e-learning. Whatever it may be Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) would like you to know about a new contest that Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is offering for Wisconsin businesses. Wisconsin businesses of all sizes and in all industries are demonstrating resilience, ingenuity and compassion—all traits our state is well known for—in their response to COVID-19. WEDC is recognizing and rewarding these companies with Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding through the We’re All Innovating Contest, administered in partnership with the Wisconsin Technology Council.  As we work together to build a stronger economy, we [...]

We’re All Innovating Contest2020-10-01T12:23:29-05:00

A Maple Syrup Passion – Colfax Teen’s Entrepreneurship

The Wanish family  will tell you that they are proud to produce 100% pure maple syrup near Colfax, Wisconsin. But, they will also tell you that the new budding entrepreneur in the family, with a mind set on success and dedication to harvesting is 16-year-old Will Wanish. Wanish in 2018, started tapping trees and making maple syrup with his uncle, Jon, who has been tapping trees for 20 years. After that season he was hooked and decided to start his own business and Wanish Sugar Bush LLC was born in 2019. His parents, Todd and Heather Wanish, have continuously encouraged his diligent work ethic and are proud of what he has accomplished. Wanish said the decision to get into the syrup business came after the roots of the business were established in the [...]

A Maple Syrup Passion – Colfax Teen’s Entrepreneurship2020-09-30T15:42:37-05:00

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